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The King's Cavalier
The King's Cavalier
Author: Samuel Shellabarger
Historical fiction, published 1950. — From the inside dustjacket: "...the story of a young Frenchman and a young Englishwoman who were caught in the wild plots and counterplots surrounding the Bourbon conspiracy against Francis I. — ...The year is 1523, in the reign of Francis I. Charles Duke of Bourbon, Constable of France, in league with Henry V...  more »
ISBN: 90962
Pages: 377
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Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Pauvre M. de Lallière! A possible forebear of M. DArtagnan, is caught between the Valois King and the Bourbon renegade. So here it is; the Catholic Church is wealthy and still meddles in politics of state; France is threatened from the north and faces an insurrection from the southern provinces, yet still plans to invade Italy (again). And, everyone is to be taxed again to support regal whims. Yet, unlike today, the wealthy are also to be hard hit through confiscations, etc. Worthy of Dumas peré, but sans the drollness, your author paints a vivid picture of 16th century France: 1523 to be exact. Here is another forgotten author who deserves much better recognition than some old, poorly made renditions of his manuscripts.